Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 21, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Daily Mail reveals Brailsford tried to kill Wiggins medical package story; Outcome of Brailsford testimony: ‘should pay with his job’; UCI awards Lampre-Merida WorldTour license to UAE Abu Dhabi; Wout van Aert to race on Felt in 2017; Lars van der Haar possible for Heusden-Zolder World Cup; Leif Hoste refusing to pay fine for abnormal blood values; Vicente Reynes announces retirement; Uber admits to self-driving car ‘problem’ in bike lanes; Rolling with Lance Armstrong; Bahrain-Merida unveils team kit; Herne Hill Velodrome crowd-funding campaign surpasses goal; Johanna Jahnke short documentary; Hawke’s Bay Summer Cycling Carnival.

Herne Hill Velodrome crowd-funding campaign surpasses goal

by CyclingTips

A crowd-funding campaign for London’s Herne Hill Velodrome surpassed its £75,000 target in only a week and is now trying for a stretch goal of £100,000.

The money is to complete the outfitting of the new pavillion which is expected to be finished in early 2017.

“Well, we did have a stretch target, a bigger figure we didn’t dare put down first: £100,000,” the campaign said.

“What do you reckon? There’s plenty more we could pay for. Inner track fencing, MTB trails, PA system. The list is extensive and it all feeds in to our ultimate goal: to make Herne Hill Velodrome an inclusive cycling centre for for all kinds of cyclists. So what do you say?  Push on until Christmas? See how far we can get?

The velodrome was first constructed for the 1948 London Olympics. The campaign is set to end on 24 December.

Click through to read more at Crowd Funder.